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Analytical Lab Manager

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Florence
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.About AbbottAbbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people's health. We're always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.Abbott's Nutrition Division develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac -, PediaSure -, Pedialyte -, Ensure -, Glucerna - and ZonePerfect - - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.WORKING AT ABBOTTAt Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Fast paced work environment where your safety is our priority
  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs, Medical Benefits start day 1
  • Vacation - 3 weeks accrued vacation (1st yr is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays
  • Company Paid Pension Plan
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match of 5%
  • Tuition reimbursement, the student debt program and education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor's degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
  • Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: - The Opportunity - Analytical Lab ManagerThis position works out of our Casa Grande, AZ location in the Abbott Nutrition Division. - - Casa Grande, Ariz., is one of six Abbott nutrition manufacturing plants in the U.S., with about half of its products exported around the world. Working here, you'll feel part of a family - a family of 480+ that works together to help nourish the world. -What You'll Work OnThe Analytical Lab Manager is highly technical and administrative in nature and includes management, implementation, and maintenance in the following areas:
    • Responsible for managing the Analytical Laboratory, which is comprised of the following functions: -
    • Chemical and physical testing of ingredients, in-process batches, finished product testing, providing direction to Analytical Personnel; ensuring CAPA activities are followed through to completion; and providing leadership during problem solving situations.
    • Laboratory methods and document review and execution.
    • Continuous improvement of laboratory efficiency and productivity.
    • Training and supervision of all supervisors, and any laboratory personnel reporting to the Analytical Laboratory Manager.
    • Managing the department budget
    • Technical resource within plant and technical liaison to other business units.Responsibilities:
      • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
      • Assures that all lab testing is performed according to established requirements and that all results are compared to specific standards. - Strives for improved efficiency and effectiveness of testing procedures and their impact on production operations.
      • Interfaces with division personnel in the development of Lab guidelines and specifications.
      • Reviews non-conformances and trends that impact laboratory and product, and provides recommendations and corrective actions. -
      • Test results must comply with all internal standards, specifications, etc., and must comply with regulation requirements. - Results outside the established limits must be reviewed thoroughly. - The Manager will assist Manufacturing and other departments in preparing and implementing corrective actions for those circumstances when standards are not met and preparing product disposition recommendations in those cases. - In addition, the Manager must prepare comprehensive reports on quality related problems involving the Laboratory.
      • Controls budget and quality costs in the manufacturing operation through preparation of headcount needs, overtime/contract labor management, direct expense/capital equipment needs, development of accurate labor standards, and comprehensive laboratory plans for short- and long-range outlooks.
      • Provides leadership to assure that all employees receive necessary training and direction to effectively execute their individual duties and responsibilities.
      • Performs QA document reviews to assess compliance of testing activities, uncover any problem areas and pursue corrective action with the proper departments, evaluate impact of manufacturing procedures on lab testing and product quality, and assess any needs for formulation adjustments for better control.
      • Makes timely and sound decisions regarding batch disposition, corrections, method suitability, personnel issues, etc.
      • Manages human resources in the lab, including employee development, employee counseling, hiring, firing, etc. -
        • The Analytical Lab Manager has a key role in plant production operations due to the manufacturing support duties that comprise this area. The Manager interacts with manufacturing areas in the plant at all levels. - This position also works closely with division functions and QA groups for problem solving.Education/ExperienceEducation:Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry,or related area. - Master's degree in related area (preferred but not required).The highly complex nature of the testing methodologies requires a good, sound understanding of Chemistry and the critical points in all procedures. -Background:
          • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for nutritionals.
          • Four+ years knowledge of food processing techniques, laboratory procedures and documentation requirements, and statistical applications is essential. -
          • Two+ years supervisory/leadership required. -
          • This position must have good technical background and a thorough understanding of production procedures to address the daily problems that will occur. -
          • The Analytical Quality Lab Manager must be both assertive and creative in solving problems to avoid significant production downtime. - -
          • All chemical and physical testing that is required for acceptance and the manufacture of the product. -
          • The QC Manager must be well versed in the theory surrounding each of the analyses, in the application of the test to the manufacturing operation and must be capable of trouble shooting problems that arise with these methods on an immediate basis, to avoid extensive production delay and risk. -Accountability / Scope/Budget:The Analytical Lab Manager reports directly to the Plant Quality Assurance Director. - The Analytical Lab Manager's responsibility impacts all nutritional products produced in the plant, and preservation of the company's continued well-being through compliance to regulations and avoidance of major disruptions from inspection agencies such as the FDA. - Data from the Analytical Lab Manager is the key element for assuring compliance with FDA regulations. The Manager has the responsibility to manage all team members within the confines of company policies, procedures, and established standards of conduct. - This position must require a high degree of independence and must perform all tasks with a minimum of supervision form the Plant Quality Assurance Director. -* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: - Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life.Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity and a Military/Veteran Friendly employer. -Connect with us at , on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

Keywords: Abbott Laboratories, Gilbert , Analytical Lab Manager, Executive , Florence, Arizona

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